eFile Help Page
Your account may be eligible to file a protest electronically (E‐File) under Property Tax Code
Section 41.415 Electronic Filing of Notice of Protest. The deadline to E‐File a protest is May 15th or the next regular business day if it should fall on a holiday or weekend.
IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOUR ACCOUNT:
-must be in a neighborhood which the appraisal district has determined to be eligible to E-File,
- and have received your E-File login information with your notice of appraised value.
**Unusually complex neighborhoods, accounts with multiple owners, accounts involved in litigation or binding arbitration, and accounts represented by an agent are not eligible to E‐File a protest.
WHAT YOU NEED TO E‐FILE:
- a valid email address for correspondence with the Brazoria County Appraisal District (The District will keep your email address confidential.)
HOW DO I ACCESS E‐FILE?
To access the E‐file system, visit our efile login website at http://efile.brazoriacad.org/ and enter your login information. You will need your OwnerID and PIN number to register. Your PIN is case sensitive. Please enter your PIN exactly as it appears. Do not share your PIN; it is considered your signature. If you lose your PIN, contact the District to receive another via USPS mail. Your deadline will not be extended while awaiting your PIN.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO E-FILE, HERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
E-File does not allow for protest reasons other than Value Over Market and Unequal Compared to Others. During the E-File registration process, you’ll be asked to select one of these reasons for protest.
The E-File process allows you to file your protest electronically AND continue through the Online Appeals Process. You will NOT have a face-to-face informal meeting with an appraiser. ALL communication related to settling the hearing informally will be conducted electronically. Evidence must be submitted by e-mail as attachments in either a PDF or JPEG format. If an agreement is not reached, you will receive an electronic notice containing the date and time for your formal hearing before the Appraisal Review Board (ARB).
After registering on-line, you will need to log in to your account to file your protest. E-mails will be sent when the District evidence is ready for review and if a settlement offer has been made. When a settlement has been offered, you can then accept or decline. If you ACCEPT, the District will change the value and send a confirmation email. The protest will then be considered closed. If you DO NOT ACCEPT, you will receive an electronic notice scheduling your appearance before the Appraisal Review Board (ARB).
If you should need to contact the District in regards to your protest or other related questions, please contact us at (979) 849-7792, or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the attached documents for additional information: